The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and the Center for the Humanities are hosting a week-long course offering hands-on training on computational techniques in the humanities. The course is titled, "Humanities Hackathon: Computational Approaches to Cultural Analysis and Visualization."

Offered July 23-27, 2012, the Humanities Hackathon will introduce techniques from machine learning, network theory, topic modeling, advanced visualization and sound processing. Open to advanced undergraduate students, graduate students and faculty, the course is designed with no expectation of mathematical or computational experience. By the end of the course, participants will have a basic familiarity with software and data analysis to be able to continue using these techniques as part of their research and study.

In this video, Jordan Ellenberg, a professor of mathematics at UW-Madison, explains the Humanities Hackathon. He will be teaching one of the course's sessions on networks.

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